Canada Seeks To Support Francophone Expats

By by Mike Godfrey,, Washington 12 September, 2014

Canada's Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has held meetings with stakeholders from the French-speaking community and outreach groups in Winnipeg to discuss how the Government can support Francophone immigration to Canada.

Alexander said that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will work with provinces and territories, Francophone communities, and employers to ensure the successful integration of Francophone immigrants. While in Winnipeg, the Minister visited two local organizations that provide services and programs to help Francophone immigrants settle and enter the job market and announced upcoming consultations on measures to support French-speaking immigrants.

CIC intends to invest CAD29.4m (USD26.8m) to support immigration into Official Language Minority Communities, as part of a "Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018." In 2012, the number of Francophone minority immigrants who came to Canada increased by four percent year-on-year to 3,685.

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